Top tier interior design house Taylor Howes is marking 25 years in business by launching its first ever stand-alone collection of furniture, with a pop-up exhibition at its Knightsbridge studio.
Called “Love at Dusk”, the very high-end capsule collection runs to just 13 statement pieces, which bumf says evoke “an underlying structure of perfect proportion and immaculate symmetry, enriched through the poetics of colour, exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite materials.” This venture follows the launch of a lighting collection back in 2014, created by Taylor Howes for the Urban Electric Co.
As you’d expect from the TH team, each of the new tables, chairs and cabinets is extraordinarily glamorous, featuring the firm’s signature navy blue along with gold and copper detailing. It’s all pretty lavish, but in an understated way; “collectable furniture pieces at the edge of art”, according to the brochure. Specialist artisan craftspeople have been brought in to develop hand-crafted finishes including aged-silver leaf dégradée, hand-dyed parchment and gold-thread ombré.
The capsule collection is “a highly-anticipated expansion of our brand,” says Karen Howes, “that permits us to provide clients with a complete dressed living environment.” It’s aimed at both private residences and commercial brands looking to add style to trophy or flagship spaces.
Custom-made pieces cost from £2,200, with armchairs priced from £4,600, sofas priced at £9,500, up to £19,500 for cabinets.
And it sounds as though designs are already being rather well-received; we hear that a prototype of one of the console tables was snapped up by a TH client as it was being unloaded into the studio for inspection… Pieces usually take between eight and 16 weeks to make.
Knightsbridge-based Taylor Howes has been designing interior spaces for a very select international clientele since 1993, with projects including private residences, luxury developments, superyachts and hotels. Boutique prime resi projects in London include Amazon Property’s Park Crescent, The Phillimores, One Kensington Gardens, and The Knightsbridge Apartments.
The firm’s 5,000 square foot studio on Cheval Place (previously an Aston Martin and Tesla showroom) is being temporarily transformed into a swish furniture boutique to launch the Love at Dusk collection.
Karen Howes, Founder & CEO of Taylor Howes: “Launching our first furniture and upholstery collection provides an opportunity to communicate our signature style and design philosophy with key pieces. Love at Dusk signifies a highly-anticipated expansion of our brand that permits us to provide clients with a complete dressed living environment. Our branded furniture collection has enabled us to further our expansion into other luxury lifestyle sectors including the hotel, hospitality and commercial markets where clients seek our experience to design their projects, affording the design a commercial sensibility with a residential luxury finish.
“The Love at Dusk collection displays all the essential aspects of the Taylor Howes brand – quality, fine attention to detail, originality and beauty. Like Taylor Howes interiors, the new furniture collection embraces elegant lines and striking details, engineered with skill and artistic expression, and complete with precious metallic, hand-crafted finishes and elegant textiles. This refined collection of statement furniture sets the scene for glamorous elevated interiors and living.”
In Pictures: Taylor Howes’ Love at Dusk capsule collection
The Love at Dusk furniture collection will be available to view at a pop-up exhibition at the Taylor Howes Studio at 49-51 Cheval Place in Knightsbridge, SW1 1EW, from 2nd November to 16th November (by appointment).